Special Issue "Micro-positioning"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2010)
Prof. Dr. Dominiek Reynaerts
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Afdeling PMA, Celestijnenlaan 300b - bus 02420, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
Phone: +32 163 226 40
Fax: +32 163 229 87
Interests: actuator systems, manufacturing and machine design with application focus on precision engineering, micromechanical systems, and robot assisted surgery
Micropositioning is a key technology in micro and precision engineering technology. It is present in our immediate environment, from hard discs to camera systems as well as in the most sophisticated lab equipment, be it in SEM micropositoning stages or in the most advanced wafer steppers. Micropositioning is not just ‘small’ positioning. The effects of scale are clearly showing up with surface related forces becoming dominant in the smaller world. This poses major problems in controlling accurate motion. Small size might lead someone to the assumption that smaller scales and lower masses enable higher bandwidths and faster motion. Partially this is true but for some other applications the situation is somewhat troubled. When the system scales down but the total requested stroke is remaining the same, smaller scale lead to less ‘driving power (due to smaller motor volume) facing more important frictional forces. Higher resolution position measurement leads to very high data rates, a problem also emerging in high precision metrology and manufacturing. This special issue aims at attracting and publishing the latest work on micropositioning.
Dominiek Reynaerts, Ph.D.
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- motion control
Last update: 24 January 2011